LSU CB Peterson to Pay a Visit to the Bengals

LSU blue-chip cornerback Patrick Peterson is scheduled to visit the Broncos, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and the Bills according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Some say that Peterson is the best player available in the draft, meaning that if it’s true, he could wind up with the Panthers with the #1 overall pick.

Peterson worked out Monday at the LSU Pro Day, standing on his NFL scouting combine numbers and performing positional drills. “The drills went very well,” Peterson told National Football Post tonight. “It was fun to get back out there on my home turf and be around the old guys again. I had the fans on my side like always. It was great to be in that atmosphere again.”

Peterson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds at the combine. He lost a pound since the combine, weighing in today at 218 pounds. “I’ve been eating right and working hard,” Peterson said. “I’m doing all my workouts and exercising all the time.”

Peterson met Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, Saints coach Sean Payton and had dinner Sunday night with Panthers coach Ron Rivera. “It was nice talking to all of them,” Peterson said. “Coach Rivera is a great guy.”

If he doesn’t go with the first overall pick, Peterson will go in the top few selections. “It’s very exciting,” Peterson said. “It’s an honor that they think of me that way. If I go even second, it would be a history-making day. It’s a blessing.”

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